This 3-day training will provide a foundational overview of the BRIDGE model (Bridging Education and Mental Health in Urban Schools). BRIDGE is an evidence-based program to guide teacher consultation on their use of day-to-day classroom practices, for use by mental health clinicians working in schools. Participants will learn how to promote effective and equitable emotional supports, classroom organization, support teacher-student relationships, and foster children’s social, behavioral, and academic adjustment through:
- Training and reflection on trauma and behavior, effective classroom interactions, and culturally-responsive, evidence-based practice.
- Live observation of classroom interactions and focal student behaviors.
- Individualized teacher consultation based on reflection and observation.
- Supportive coaching to implement class-wide and targeted strategies.
- Day 1: Discuss how BRIDGE promotes effective and equitable classroom experiences for students with mental health conditions.
- Day 2: Describe the BRIDGE consultation cycle.
- Day 3: Identify two class-wide and two targeted intervention strategies for supporting students in the classroom.
Behavioral consultants and mental health clinicians working in K-8 schools.
Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.